If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again.
Since October of 2015 and before, we have been hearing of Google‘s plan to merge Android and Chrome OS into a single OS made to would work on phones, tablets, and even computers. With Google’s upcoming October 4 event quickly approaching, we’re now starting to hear that the fabled Android-Chrome OS merge might finally get announced alongside the new Pixel phones…
Andromeda is the rumoured code name for the OS, and Android Police says it has been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made them share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google. This morning, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome OS, and Play, sent out a Tweet suggesting the upcoming event happening on October 4 will be so huge that it will compare in size to the release of Android itself.
According to a WSJ report that was published in October of 2015, Google had not only been working on the merging of the two operating systems for the previous two years, but they were also close enough to a finished product to actually show it to the world in 2016. Well, we’re running out of time for the 2016 timeframe, and a tease of this Android/Chrome OS merge might make sense.
While all the aforementioned devices to be launched on October 4th are major products that mark a major hardware push from the company, an Android and Chome OS merger would take the cake as the biggest announcement to come from the event. The other products are exactly that — products. Andromeda, though, may change the way we interact with Android, from our phones to our laptops and desktops.
Or Lockheimer could be exaggerating. Google is kind of trying to pull an Apple on October 4th after all. A bit of exaggeration kind of falls right into that territory.
Android Police also does not provide a source for their claim, and they seem to put a lot of faith behind Lockheimer’s tweet, so take this information with a grain of salt. However, doing the same will be hard for me because I’ve been wanting an Android Desktop OS ever since I got my first Android phone.
I’ve somehow felt having it on desktops, optimized for mouse and a keyboard and a Windows like experience, will make life so much easier and exciting especially since I spend most of my time looking at my desktop. Fingers crossed.
Are you excited to seeing a merger of this sort? Or would you prefer Chrome OS be left as it is? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source : Android Police